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I started this ,but lost everything,so let's do this.
Deception is the number one thing that Christ warned us about for the end times.
Matthew 24:3 "And as He sat upon the mount of Olives the disciples came unto Him privately, saying, "Tell us, when shall these things be and what shall be the sign of thy coming, and of the end of the world?"
Now some would tell you that what Christ is about to say was not written for the Church,so,for that falsehood I'll take you to Mark which is and overlay of the 24th chapter of Matt.24
Mark 13:37 "And what I say unto you I say unto all, Watch."ALL ,correct?
Matthew 24:4 "And Jesus answered and said unto them, "Take heed that no man deceive you."
Anyone educated on this bible verse that could explain it? would be appreciated, as it seems to clash with the concept of "free will" If God has already pre-destined by his choice those who are in Christ, then what's free will For?
EPHESIANS 1: 3-14
3 Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us in Christ with every spiritual blessing in the heavenly places, 4 even as he chose us in him before the foundation of the world, that we should be holy and blameless before him. In love 5 he predestined us for adoption to himself as sons through Jesus Christ, according to the purpose of his will, 6 to the praise of his glorious grace, with which he has blessed us in the Beloved. 7 In him we have redemption...
Woe to the Earth! Satan has come down to earth in Great Furry he knows his time is very short! Notre Dame burns! Evil on the increase worldwide, millions of abortions, the sick minded abomination of sexual perversion, wars and rumors of wars. mho. this world will not last much longer
when these things begin to come to pass, then look up, and lift up your heads; for your redemption draweth nigh.
Let me begin with this disclaimer: I am an evangelical Christian for whom Christ's atoning death and resurrection are the anchor of my faith. But at their best, the verifications inherent in ADCs (=After-Death Contacts) and NDEs (near-death experiences) replicate by their seemingly "physical confirmations" and other verifications the evidence that persuaded the disciples that Jesus is alive. In my experience of witnessing, NDEs and ADCs can be more effective than any Bible-based apologetics. To demonstrate why, I will share some of the most mind-blowing evidential NDEs and ADCs I have encountered, including some of the most convincing which have not been published.
But first, I will provide some biblical background for ADCs:
GOD OFFERS THE FREE GIFT OF SALVATION TO ALL WHO WILL TRUST IN JESUS! Who would reject such a free gift?? Romans 1:16 - "For I am not ashamed of the Gospel of Christ: for it is the power of God unto salvation to every one that believeth; to the Jew first, and also to the Greek.
For you have been saved by (God's) grace through faith (in Christ);
and this did not come from you - it is God's gift.
Nor did it come from what you have done, lest anyone should boast.
A FORM OF FREEDOM
One summer, on a warm and sunny day out, I heard some birds singing very loudly. They sounded very close at hand but I didn’t recognise their calls. I stood up from my place at an outdoor table and peered into the nearby trees but could see no sign of any birds. After puzzling about it for a few minutes I became aware of people pointing and on turning round in my chair I saw the unbelievable sight of two beautiful cockatiels sitting on their perches in a cage which was being transported in a small home-made trailer attached to the back of an old bicycle. The birds’ owner had parked them up outside the bank whilst he conducted his bit of business and they were drawing quite a bit of admiring attention. These...
Another of @Willie T questions from his thread...
Maybe it is "just me' but I'd like to see the Q and many Answer's all in one place, not hidden between other questions and answers! lol
42. Are We Free to Ignore God's Law if We are "Under Grace"?
I am enjoying reading Willie's Thread ...but I am having trouble following some questions and answers right through to the end. As we each are answer or questioning any of the 75 questions all in one thread! ( and I am a bear of very little brain, like Winnie The Pooh )
So I am putting up a couple of Willie's questions...
Maybe you will all feel like you already answered in @Willie T thread, so that's fine...no worries...
@Willie T said
The doctrine of total depravity (or total inability) says that all men, as a consequence of the Fall, are born morally corrupt, enslaved to sin, at enmity with God, and unable to please Him or even of themselves to turn to Christ for salvation. Thus God must elect us to salvation, basically we are predestined to be saved or lost before we are born and thus have no true free will.
Now Arminius came after Calvin and seems to have more fuller picture of the cause of the wretchedness of sinners as taught in Scripture. Arminius writes:
'In the state of Primitive Innocence, man had a mind endued with a clear understanding of heavenly light and truth concerning God, and his works and will, as far as was sufficient for the salvation of man and...
'For all things are for your sakes,
.. that the abundant grace might through the thanksgiving of many
.... redound to the glory of God.
For which cause we faint not;
.. but though our outward man perish,
.... yet the inward man is renewed day by day.
For our light affliction, which is but for a moment,
.. worketh for us a far more exceeding and eternal weight of glory;
.... While we look not at the things which are seen,
...... but at the things which are not seen:
for the things which are seen are temporal;
.. but the things which are not seen are eternal.'